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Friday, November 24, 2006

Am. Goldfinch feasting on sunflower seedheads

One of the reasons that Brush Hollow Reservoir is a good birding area is the varied habitat--the lake, sometimes good mudflats for shorebirds, cottonwood trees on one side of the lake, a small amount of sagebrush (which is why Sage Trashers are seen there occasionally), pinyon-juniper trees on the west side, bluffs on the west side, lots of rabbittbrush for sparrows, and lots of sunflowers that draw Pine Siskins and American Goldfinch.

Today there was a flock of American Goldfinch feasting on the sunflower seedheads including this one in my photo. There was a flock of Common Goldeneye and a flock of Ring-billed Gulls on the reservoir.


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